Courage and Innovation Symposium 2020: Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation at the University of Chicago

Chicago, IL US
February 29, 2020
This activity is structured as a comprehensive educational symposium striving to educate clinicians, physician trainees, nurses, and other healthcare professionals across a wide range of specialties in the application of innovative therapies for cardiovascular disease. The distinguished faculty for this event includes many of the foremost clinicians at the University of Chicago Heart and Vascular Center as well as internationally recognized guest faculty. Through focused didactics, panel discussion, case studies, and interactive dialogue, participants will gain both broad perspective and detailed insights into medical and surgical therapies for complex cardiovascular disease.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for clinicians, physician trainees, nurses, and other healthcare professionals across a wide range of specialties in the application of innovative therapies for cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe how to manage the advanced heart failure patient in the outpatient setting;
  • Identify the current diagnostic and management strategies for the common and uncommon cardiomyopathies;
  • Discuss the latest scientific evidence and guidelines in acute mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation;
  • Evaluate the role of molecular monitoring for rejection in cardiac transplantation;
  • Identify strategies for the optimal care of post-transplant patients using evidence-based guidelines;
  • State current practice strategies of advanced practice providers in the care of heart failure patients.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Symposium Brochure939.22 KB
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.25 Participation
Event starts: 
02/29/2020 - 7:35am
Event ends: 
02/29/2020 - 3:00pm
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*Agenda is subject to change.
University of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St.
1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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Sophy Hyde Park Hotel Rooms have been reserved at the Sophy Hyde Park Hotel, 1411 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615, and will be available for a discounted rate of $139.00 (single/double occupancy), plus 17.4% tax. You can make your reservations online or over the phone at (888) 627-7039.

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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Meeting Achievements via e-mail via at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Gene H. Kim, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Interim Medical Director of Heart Failure
  Program Director, Heart Failure Fellowship
  Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD
  Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery
  Chief, Cardiac Surgery
  Director, Heart and Vascular Center
  Professor of Surgery
  Cardiothoracic Transplantation & Circulatory Support
  Baylor College of Medicine
  Chief, Center for Cardiac Support
  Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center  

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Cardiology Faculty


Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.25 continuing nursing education units.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.


Heart and Vascular Center

Profession Type
Registration Fee
Nurses, Technologists, Students & Other Healthcare Professionals
Physician Trainee
Industry Professional$350

CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by January 15, 2020. No refunds will be made after January 16, 2020.

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